The Greeks defend their ships from the Trojans in Alfred Churchill’s Story of the Iliad, 1911.
A central idea in the Iliad - a poetic work focused on the war for Troy - is the inevitability of death. The poem held a special place in antiquity, and has resonated in the millennia since.
Broken hearts: Helen and Menelaus on a vase, Louvre.
For over 2,800 years, audiences have grappled with the destructive powers of Helen of Troy – and the toxic legacy lives on.
The heroes of the Iliad … or the Labour front bench?
The House of Commons' remarkable debate over air strikes really was a spectacle of heroic proportions.
National Theatre of Wales
Classical epic can seem particularly alien in the instant gratification culture of Instagram and Twitter, yet there's a surge of interest in them.
An Iliad, currently playing at the Adelaide Festival is an intelligent adaptation of Homer’s classic – and a work of consumate compression.
Joan Marcus/Adelaide Festival
At the heart of the Homer’s Coat production of An Iliad, currently playing at the Adelaide Festival, is that most of Homeric of things, a list. In a narrative compression as consummate as any in the epic…